Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2016
Earlier this summer Dr. Maxwell Reinhardt attended this year’s International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV16) in Swansea, Wales.
HOPV is the conference for the latest progress and advances in the fields of organic, dye-sensitised and perovskite solar cells. This year the conference was held over three days at Swansea University’s new Bay Campus. The infamous Swansea weather was unforgiving, but there was an excellent range of speakers this year creating their own scientific storm inside The Great Hall (pictured below).
Dr. Reinhardt was excited to be presenting a talk this year as part of the ‘Applications’ symposium about the ways in which Ossila has been helping the academic community towards overcoming the latest challenges in the HOPV world. These main challenges relate to lifetime and scale up. Using an example of the work carried out during Ossila’s solar farm project, Max focused on the products that have been developed to help research labs achieve long-term statistical data, such as the Xtralien X100 source-measurement unit, the environmental encapsulation chamber and PV multiplexors.
Dr. Reinhardt commented on the conference:
"It was a great conference, and through the presentations and discussions with fellow scientists we saw real progress being made in terms of fundamental research and scale-up in comparison to just one year ago when the conference was in Rome."
In addition to presenting his own talk, Max also took part in the satellite workshop from SPECIFIC on advanced printing and fabrication techniques organised by Dr. Trystan Watson (pictured above).